Fireplace Glass Gallery #18
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Just when I thought I'd seen it all. I get an install scenario I have never seen before. Follow along...
So here is where it gets "unique" the Starfire Base Glass is poured under the burner, leaving it exposed?!
Different strokes for different folks I guess!?
The fireplace below is a direct vent conversion. The most important issue to address here is to NEVER increase the amount of fuel that your fireplace was designed to burn. We will explain as we move forward: This is the burner in this particular direct vent fireplace. This burner will work just fine.
Now we add Bronze Rust Copper Base Glass with Gold Base Glass on top. You tell me, which looks better?
The stove below had a set of logs installed, yuk! We used the original burner and just raised the thermocouple to the surface of the glass. The glass will get to about 700 to 750 degrees in about an hour burning at 80,000 btu's.
We used a Clear Base Glass, Lagoon Topper and a few Clear Diamonds and Pink Diamonds.
Mike Clemen installed this next fireplace. He started of with Starfire Base Glass and exchanged it for a Bronze Base Glass. Then he topped it off with 1 lb of each of the following, New Yellow Base Glass, Dark Red Orange Topper, 15 lbs of Bronze Reflective Base Glass, Iris Yellow Topper, Saffron Topper, Granny Apple Green Topper, and Extra Gold Ruby Topper. And when he finished it, it looked amazing! Take a look.
Mike has received many compliments which we constantly shares. We do understand why and we were glad to help.
The fireplace below is a self installation by Thom Toben of Studio T2 Designs in Kansas. Below the burner is installed with the flex line under the burner.
Now the lava goes in and the burner is brought up to the surface. Test the burner to insure the flame don't hit the back wall.
The Clear Base Glass and Starfire Base Glass was poured on top of the lava & then mixed together with Medium Amber Topping, Bronze Rust Copper Base Glass, Black Luster Topper, Yellow Amber Topper and Turquoise Blue Topper. It looks great!
The fireplace below has Azurlite Base Glass, Ice Ice Ice Topper and Sky Blue Diamonds for accents.
The next fireplace was featured in MILWAUKEE, www.GMToday.com. The family’s theater room takes on a contemporary flare with a stainless steel-tiled fireplace. Shards of glass replace artificial embers in the gas fireplace, creating a glow as the flames flicker. A large screen on a remote control is located above the fireplace, perfect for the family to watch a movie together.
Picture by Doug Edmunds
"Click Here for the full article!"
The pictures below are from Tom and Maria and they installed Bronze Base Glass with lava as a filler. Here are their fireplace pictures and self installation. Family room on one side, and Living room in the other.
Paint the walls
Pour in the larger lava as a base and then cover it with our small crushed lava.
Then you're done!
Here is what the customers had to say:
From:Tom and Maria
Sorry it took me so long to get the pictures off to you. Anyway, we are digging the new look in the fireplace. You and your staff have been wonderful, from the first phone call to the last question. The handful of times I called for clarification or assistance it was about making sure I was comfortable, not once did I feel as though you guys left me hanging. As you promised during that first call, this really was one of easiest do it yourself projects I have ever completed. Thanks, you guys made it easy. I feel fortunate to have landed with you and your organization.
From: T R
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 9:17 PM
The fireplace below belongs to Deborah Hawkins and she installed a bed of crushed lava and topped it with with Black Base Glass, a few lbs of Starfire Base Glass and about 1 lb of Copper Ruby Red Topper.
The next 9 pictures are of fire pits, water falls and fireplaces by one of our dealers in Henderson Nevada. Enjoy!
The next fireplace is from Chris Ackopiantz in Palos Verdes California.
Chris lives in a condo complex with only wood burning fireplaces. Chris received permission from his complex to add a propane fed fireplace. Burning wood is not only dirty and nasty, it is very unhealthful as well.
Here are his pictures from beginning to end:
The glass he used was a:
Click "HERE" or on the picture to see this fireplace from start to finish!
Click "HERE" or on the picture below to see how this was made!
Rick Hechinger Ribbon Burner, CLICK HERE or on the Picture to see the construction.